(MENAFN) Six suspects in an arms smuggling scandal have had the ruling of being held in provisional custody by the fifth chamber of Sidi M'hamed's Court in Algeria.
The suspects, one expatriate and 5 customs agents, but one of them was released, following the judge's rule, the inspector at the Port of Algiers, known as "M Said."
According Ennahar Online, the suspects are an agent, known as "A. Noureddine" whom -the court concluded- is responsible for validating the smuggled weapons.
The suspects were brought before the court yesterday, after security officers spotted suspicious utility vehicle at a petrol station near the exit of the port. The vehicle was stopped after being subjected to routine inspection.